Melvin is a young Shetland Sheep wether who, except for the sanctuary, would have been slaughtered as a lamb. He is very domesticated and may think he is a dog at times. Every Spring his wool is shorn and by the time the weather gets cold again he has a nice, thick wooly coat. Melvin enjoys his time playing with the little goats in the goat pen.
- Adult female sheep are known as ewes.
- Adult male sheep are known as rams.
- Castrated adult male sheep are known as wethers.
- A group of sheep is known as a herd, flock or mob.
- Young sheep are called lambs.
- Sheep are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass, shrubs, twigs, etc.
- The average lifespan of sheep is 10-12 years.